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National Garlic Day

Saturday, April 19, 2014

National Garlic Day

When : Always April 19th

National Garlic Day promotes the many uses of Garlic. And, there certainly are many uses. It's a vegetable. Its' a herb. It is used in recipes around the world. Garlic has ben used medicinally for thousands of years. And, Garlic is believed to ward off evil spirits. About the only negative thing you can say about it, is that it can negatively affect an otherwise romantic evening.

As a medicinal herb:

Phytochemicals in garlic are believed to provide protection against heart disease and cancer. Specifically, stomach and colorectal cancers.
Helps to fight off colds and flu.
Lowers blood cholesterol levels.
Reduces the buildup of plaque in arteries.
Used as a treatment for acne and warts.
Used for toothaches

Celebrate National Garlic Day by using it heavily in your meals and snacks today. Spend some time researching its medical benefits. You might find you are adding more garlic to your menu everyday.

Did you know? We all have fears. As a matter of fact, there are so many phobias, that psychologists can hardly keep track of them all. Just so you are well informed, Alliumphobia is the fear of garlic

Origin of "National Garlic Day":
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.

This is referred to as a "National" day. However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day.

This Day in History April 19th

Beginning of the Protestant Reformation: The Second Diet of Speyer bans Lutheranism; a group of rulers (German: Fürst) and independent cities (German: Reichsstadt) protests the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms. (1529)

Captain James Cook sights the eastern coast of what is now Australia. (1770)

Marie Antoinette marries Louis XVI in a proxy wedding. (1770)

American Revolutionary War: The war begins with an American victory in Concord during the battles of Lexington and Concord. (1775)

John Adams secures the Dutch Republic's recognition of the United States as an independent government. The house which he had purchased in The Hague, Netherlands becomes the first American embassy. (1782)

The Treaty of London establishes Belgium as a kingdom and guaranteeing its neutrality. (1839)

American Civil War: Baltimore riot of 1861: A pro-Secession mob in Baltimore, Maryland, attacks United States Army troops marching through the city. (1861)

Charles Duryea claims to have driven the first automobile in the United States, in Springfield, Massachusetts. (1892)

The Kishinev pogrom in Kishinev (Bessarabia) begins, forcing tens of thousands of Jews to later seek refuge in Palestine and the Western world. (1903)

Leslie Irvin of the United States makes the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a new kind of self-contained parachute. (1919)

Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex. (1927)

The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published. (1928)

World War II: In Poland, the Majdan-Tatarski ghetto is established, situated between the Lublin Ghetto and a Majdanek subcamp. (1942)

World War II: In Poland, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising begins, after German troops enter the Warsaw ghetto to round up the remaining Jews. (1943)

General Douglas MacArthur retires from the military. (1951)

Actress Grace Kelly marries Prince Rainier of Monaco. (1956)

Vietnam War: Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C.. (1971)

Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station. (1971)

Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted life imprisonment) for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders. (1971)

Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours. (1984)

FBI siege on the compound of The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord (CSAL) in Arkansas. (1985)

U.S.S.R performs nuclear tests at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalatinsk. (1985)

The Simpsons premieres as a short cartoon on The Tracey Ullman Show. (1987)

A gun turret explodes on the USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors. (1989)

The 51-day siege of the Branch Davidian building outside Waco, Texas, USA, ends when a fire breaks out. Eighty-one people die. (1993)

Oklahoma City bombing: The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, is bombed, killing 168. (1995)

The Red River Flood of 1997 overwhelms the city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. Fire breaks out and spreads in downtown Grand Forks, but high water levels hamper efforts to reach the fire, leading to the destruction of 11 buildings. (1997)

The German Bundestag returns to Berlin, the first German parliamentary body to meet there since the Reichstag was dissolved in 1933. (1999)

Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title. (2011)

Boston Marathon bombings suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev killed in a shootout with police. His brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is captured while hiding in a boat inside a backyard in Watertown, Massachusetts. (2013)
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